Times night-desk editor Dwight Perry uses Sideline Chatter as a not-so-safe haven for the humorous, offbeat and bizarre events and characters that color the sports landscape. His column runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Sports.
The NFL’s Vereen brothers — Patriots running back Shane, 25, and Bears safety Brock, 22 — will finally meet on a football field for the first time Sunday when Chicago visits New England, and family members will be in the stands to witness it.
Olympic wrestler gets a little eager stalking a deer through a Lexus dealership.
Ever see what’s left of a fluffy cat after you put it under a water tap? Same goes for the actual game action in an NFL broadcast.
Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire says his surgically-repaired knees are feeling rejuvenated after six months of taking baths in red wine at a spa.
Black bear makes an appearance during high-school cross-country race
New Raiders coach Tony Sparano, seeking to put the team’s 0-4 start in the past, buried a football at practice.
Well, at least Amen Corner ought to look familiar.
Peyton Manning gets a cheap shot — from one of his own teammates.
Giants tight end Larry Donnell turned in a seven-catch, 43-yard, three-touchdown effort — but lost in fantasy football.
Legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne’s old house in South Bend, Ind. — listed for sale with an asking price of $500,000 — is a two-story, 4,180-square-foot Tudor.